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Ok before I begin a quick note I am reviewing Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator but mine is not the one in the picture it is the lotion version which comes in a 40ml tube instead.
So what's it for.....
Revlon skinlights is designed to give your face a long lasting illumination or glow I would say.
I usually use mine on my cheeks instead of a bronzer however looking at make up tip sites I have found it can also be used on the bow of your lips and also under your eyebrow though I have never tried this I like to stick to what I am comfortable with.
When applying I only need a little squirt to do both cheeks with the liquid is like a runny foundation and when you put it on your skin it gives you a shiny glow. Imagine putting on normal bronzer which sits on your skin and you can see just the colour well its like that but shines especially when you catch the light.
The tube does say you can wear it alone or with foundation I certainly would not wear it all over my face so it has got to be with foundation for me. It also contains spf 15 so your cheeks are protected from the sun although I only wear it on a night in a club which is dark so this does not really effect me one way or the other.
My tube cost me around £5 I have had it for years and I fully recommend it as a bronzer alternative for a night out.
Getting a healthy glow isn't as easy as it sounds when you live in the cloudy north. Rain and the constant gloom is bound to make the healthiest glow fade into a shallow pallor. Being fair already this wasn't good news and so I went in search for something that would transform my skin into the healthy tan I wanted, but with a little extra, some shine!
I first tried Loreals glam shine, but I found it was more of a bronzer and while it did the trick it didn't have the wow factor. A few months later while in Italy to visit my boy-friends parents, I saw his sister with the most beautiful skin I had ever seen. It positively shone, with radiance, and at first I thought that it was natural, but upon inquiring what type of cream she uses she told me it was a powder. This was one powder I had to have.
It was called Revlon and it was a dream come true, the day I bought it I have never looked back and it has been the finishing touch on the perfect makeup job.
This comes in a round case with a separate lid on top which holds the shimmer brush, which is a flat short brush. The case underneath unscrews to reveal loose powder with a separate lid on top with holes so that you can control the powder coming out.
The powder comes in different numbered shades and it only leaves you to find out which one suits you best. The one I have is 01 and is called Golden Lights. I bought mine while in Norway and paid about 9 euros for it but I'm not sure what it costs in the UK or Ireland.
This powder is supposed to be used as the final touch on your makeup so using a large fat bronzer brush (I didn't like the brush that came with it, as I found that it spread too thickly and didn't create a nice even dusting), I dipped it lightly into the powder and then swiftly dusted it over my face, focusing on the cheekbones. This made my skin glow, as the powder has hundreds of minuscule shimmer fragments, that when hit by the sun, give you a sexy exotic look.
I loved the way this looked and was a avid fan of it while on holiday in Italy, but I found that it doesn't have quite the same effect in the wet and windy north. In the South having bronzed glowing skin just looks natural, whereas here in the winter it just looks fake. So in Ireland I tend to only use it for going out at night, or a very small amount on my checks to create a glow. But in the summer in Ireland it has a nice effect, just be careful not to overdue, as a common mistake is to brush too much on creating a fake look.
I wouldn't personally use powder and then this shimmer powder, as that might be a bit much, in the summer I tend to wear less makeup, skipping the foundation and powder and just using this as my skin makeup.
A perfect choice for the summer months, when you want to look tanned and healthy, just don't overdue and give a miss on the brush that comes with it. Invest in a fat bronzer or powder brush and use that to dust it over, and create the perfect summer look!
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Translucent, oil-free powder / Brightenes skin and softens flaws /